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Forest Hill Manor

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: A
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Forest Hill Manor's website

25 Bolduc Ave,
Fort Kent ME 04743

(207) 834-3915

98.66% estimated occupancy 1

Forest Hill Manor is located in Fort Kent, Maine. The city has a population of 4,676 people. This nursing home proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the highest ratings we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top ten percent of all facilities in the nation. As you can find below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category scores. It is hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Colostomy Care

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in our inspections category, where it earned an A+. Few facilities performed this well in this area. Inspection ratings are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of A+. Our nursing score is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Maine in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a patient more often.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

The next category we looked at was long-term care. Contributing to its dominant profile, this nursing home also excelled in that area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of of A in the category. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 96.51163 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the final category we graded, this nursing home was awarded an impressive grade grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this grade, the facility completed an elite profile. Our short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Forest Hill Manor Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Forest Hill Manor, 5.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Forest Hill Manor, 3.79% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Forest Hill Manor, 3.3% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Forest Hill Manor, 20.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Forest Hill Manor, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents which were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Forest Hill Manor, 8.37% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Forest Hill Manor, 94.73% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Forest Hill Manor, 14.81% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Forest Hill Manor, 27.47% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Forest Hill Manor, 0.94 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Forest Hill Manor, 27.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.